SOUTH AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review March 2021
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This article was originally found in the March 2021 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 30, Issue 1, Page 31).
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A Vast Emporium: Artistic exchange and innovation in a global age From 1 May 2021 Art Gallery of South Australia The discovery of sea routes that directly connected Europe to the vast maritime world of Asia enabled the creation of a global trading community.
For the first time, Europeans had direct access to luxurious commodities such as lustrous Chinese porcelain, vivid Indian textiles and elegant Japanese lacquer. At cosmopolitan ports in Asia, artists responded to this new age of artistic and cultural exchange and created hybrid works of art using regional techniques.
These new wares were exported around the world creating the first globally recognized styles...